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March-April 2018 Roundup of Activities

March-April 2018 Roundup of Activities

Compiled by Maia Tañedo

March 01-02, 2018 – Club Trip: San Roque Dam


March 03-05, 2018 – Ocular Trip to Tacurong City
Members of the WBCP Execom together with Festival Chair Nikdye Realubit made an ocular trip to Tacurong City in preparation for the upcoming 12th Philippine Bird Festival.

Visiting the School of Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions.
 Meeting with Department of Tourism Region XII Regional Director Rica Bueno and Tacurong City Tourism officer Emelie Jamorabon.

March 03, 2018 – WBCP-Davao 1st Saturday Birdwatching at Malagos
The WBCP-Davao chapter conducted its monthly introduction to birdwatching activity in Malagos, Davao.

March 03, 2018 – Guided Trip: Victoria Valley
WBCP member Linda Gocon led a group of 10 residents from Town and Country, Valley Golf, Antipolo birdwatching in the area.


March 04, 2018 – Guided Trip: NAPW
The WBCP conducted a bird walk in the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife during the BioCamp for Kids as part of the celebration of World Wildlife Day.

Doc Lolet giving the orientation to the participants. Photo by Karen Ochavo.
Group shot by the lagoon. Photo from Karen Ochavo.

March 03-04, 2018 – Guided Trip: Anvaya Cove and Subic
WBCP members guided guests at Anvaya Cove in Morong, Bataan in a bird walk around the resort. Another walk was done in Subic Bay.

Group shot at Subic Bay. Photo from James Biron.

March 11, 2018 – Club Trip: LPPCHEA
Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat, Manila Bay

March 12, 16, & 22, 2018 – Birdwalks: Ateneo Loyola Heights Campus
WBCP member Trinket Constantino headed a series of birdwalks in the Ateneo campus in Quezon City as part of the project of the Ateneo Department of Biology, Department of Environmental Science, and the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability. The first two walks were attended by ROTC cadets and the third by AGILA (Ateneans Guided and Inspired by their Love for Animals) student org members.

March 17, 2018 – Club trip: Orchard Golf and Country Club
Dasmarinas, Cavite


March 31-April 1, 2018 – 31st Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race
The WBCP was represented by Ruth Francisco, Redi Mendoza, and Maria Suga Dioko in the 31st Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race in Pahang, Malaysia. Read the full article here.

Venue of the opening ceremonies. Photo by Redi Mendoza.
Team WBCP at the iconic clock tower at Fraser’s Hill. Photo by Maria Suga Dioko.

April 07, 2018 – Guided Trip: University of the Philippines
Quezon City

April 07, 2018 – WBCP-Davao 1st Saturday Birdwatching at Malagos
The WBCP-Davao chapter conducted its monthly introduction to birdwatching activity in Malagos, Davao. It was the second anniversary of the event, two years of 1st Saturday sessions, religiously hosted by members of WBCP-Davao and the Philippine Eagle Foundation. Congratulations!

April 7
Participants during the monthly birding activity. Photo by Pete Simpson.

April 9, 2018 – Club Trip: Masungi Georeserve
Baras, Rizal

April 12 & 18, 2018 – Birdwalk: Ateneo Loyola Heights Campus
WBCP member Trinket Constantino continued the birdwalks in the Ateneo campus in April, this time for faculty and staff of the Loyola Schools and Central Admin

April 14, 2018 – Club Trip: PAGASA Station and Marilaque Highway
Members of the WBCP went to the PAGASA Station in Taytay, Rizal to get an introduction to raptorwatching in the field. After doing the raptorwatch, the group proceeded to the Marilaque Highway for some roadside birding.

Group shot of members and friends at the Marilaque Highway. Photo by George Inocencio.
Jon Villasper giving an introduction to the basics of raptorwatching at the PAGASA Station. Photo by George Inocencio.

April 15, 2018 – Guided Trip: La Mesa Ecopark
A guided birdwatching trip was conducted in the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City for a group of homeschoolers.

April 21, 2018 – Club Trip: Caylabne Bay
Twelve WBCP members and guests went in Caylabne Bay in Ternate, Cavite. The group saw 44 species including Luzon Hornbills and a big flock of Philippine Ducks.

Group shot by the pool. Photo by Tim Calumpong.

April 21, 2018 – DENR-NCR’s Earth Day celebration at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland

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